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Eye Dilation During Pregnancy
Yes: Intraocular pressure should always be measured prior to dilation as it typically increases a little after dilation, especially when monitoring for glaucoma. There are a few conditions where it may be checked after and eye doctors will typically recheck pressures after dilation to ensure accuracy of their technician, but as a rule, this should be documented prior to dilation. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Usually: Before dilation, most eye doctors will evaluate the front part of your eye to see if you are at risk for angle closure, and check your eye pressure at that point. There are times, though, when we recheck pressure following dilation to see if it changes, and in a low risk patient (e.g. Not at risk for angle closure), it is not unreasonable to check after dilation. ...Read more
No: They are safe.Get a more detailed answer ›
How effective is stripping the membranes during pregnancy? I'm 38 weeks, dilated to 3, 50% effaced, 2nd pregnancy!
Can something not seen during an eye exam cause severe photophobia in 1 eye? Even the light during an eye exam is intolerable. Tube-shunt? Dry eye?
Photophobia: Yes, and may require a repeat evaluation by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
None: There are no real home remedies for blurry vision in pregnancy. There can be an number of reasons for blurred vision including corneal changes during pregnancy, high blood pressure, high blood sugar etc. The vision changes should be addressed with the treating doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bad complication: Uterine rupture in pregnancy is a rare and often catastrophic complication with a high incidence of fetal and maternal morbidity. Several factors are known to increase the risk of uterine rupture, but, even in high-risk subgroups, the overall incidence of uterine rupture is low. It is about (0.07%). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
35 weeks pregnant. 1cm dilated 30% effaced. Can sneezing cause further dilation? Scared of delivering preterm. :(
No: 1 cm. dilated and 30% effaced is perfectly normal at 35 wk. gestation and sneezing will not cause dilatation or labor. Fortunately for those with seasonal allergies, sneezing is not a cause for preterm births. :) Your concern tells me how lucky this baby is to have you for a mom. Hope this helps and best wishes to you both. ...Read more
Not likely: This question has been studied rather carefully. To my knowledge, there is no association or increased risk of bearing down during delivery in a woman with myopia and consequential retinal detachment; neither the full thickness type (rhegmatogenous) or serous type. The woman should be examined carefully by an ophthalmologist before delivery, particularly with htn, preeclampisa or other problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Any risk in a myopic pregnant woman (-8 diopters) getting retinal detachment from pushing during delivery?
Being Pregnant: Nope. Not at all.Get a more detailed answer ›
What are the risks in labor and delivery for a pregnant mother who had retinal detachment surgery during pregnancy?
Braxton hicks: many times a patient experiences mild to moderate contractions during pregnancy. These contractions are ineffective at causing any dilation and are usually termed Braxton Hicks contractions some refer to these as the uterus practicing for labor. if they become regular or concerning call or visit your OB ...Read more
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